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Sep 30, 2010 4:00pm EDT
water poured on to roadways making for a messy commute. some residents used sandbags, buckets and whatever they could get their hands on to deal with the water leaking into their homes. good ggy thursday afternoon for you all. >> folks, this is just round one of the flooding. round two is en route. >> veronica johnson is here with more on rain totals so far. >> the forecast is working out realy well just as we anticipated yesterday. we're getting a little of the break, at least some of us right now, from the moderate and heavy rains we had earlier. look at that sky. that's the break without anything falling in the immediate d.c. area right now. all through the are we remain under a flash flood watch. in the red, those are the flood warnings to the west of us and north. loudon county,nne arundel county and points up to the north. that is until 6:15. meanwhile, a tornado watch because there's still a tremendous amount of spin in the atmosphere. tornado goes from areas of baltimore county down through prince georges county, charles county, st. mary's and calert again. those folks hav
NBC
Sep 15, 2010 4:00pm EDT
reaching out to the voters. especially those people who may not have voted for us. going across the city, we'll probably do a series of town hall meetings. >> i believe in civic participation. i believe in giving back to the community. certainly, not in big highly public role but in a way that can help my community, help the government, help out people who need a helping hand. >> gray announced a new website to disseminate information and to solicit ideas. the address is www.buildonecity.com. >>> noouz news4's tracee wilkins talked to voters about gray becoming the new mayor of the district. >> reporter: he has won more than half the city's vote beating out mayor adrian fenty four years after fenty won in every district. despite our differences, i know well that adrian fen shares our commitment to this city. so please join me in applauding and thanking him for his record of service to the people of the dtrict of columbia. >> reporter: fenty, the youngest mayor in d.c. history, started getting resistance from voters oriole in his campaign with many claiming the mayor had become aloof, dis
NBC
Sep 20, 2010 4:00pm EDT
continued. >> every time i'm just shocked and it hasn't really sunk into me that this is a reality for us in this community. >> iis unfortunately not surprising because criminals have realized this is where students come through. >> the victim in yesterday's attack was not a student but several other victims attend the university. all students have been put on alert about yesterday's attack. >>> federal workers could be facing a wo-week unpaid furlough if the republican congressman gets his way. congressman mike kauan from colorado. he said it coul save the government more than $5.5 billion. it has little chance of passing in the current congress but if republicans were to win control this fall, support for the plan could gain. kaufman's bill differs fro other gop cost-cutti measures, according to the "washington post," because it includes a 10% pay cut for lawmakers. >>> there is word this evening that the recession is officially over and ended back in june of 2009, in fact. but president obama got hammered on the recovery today in a town hall down at the newseum. they wanted to know whe
NBC
Sep 16, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. aaron gilchrist has been following the story since it broke late this morning. he joins us live from johns hopkins in baltimore with late detas. aaron? >> reporter: we can tell you that the polic scene has just cleared on the perimeter of the hospital grounds. the road is back open. most of the police vehicles have left the area. the suspect initially in this incident, warren davis, 50 years old, we're told, shot himself and his mother inside her hospital room at the hospital. take lo at some video we got a bit earlier at the scene as it developed. about 11:45, the baltimore city police officers converged on johns hopkins university hospil after reports of a doctor having been shot by a man with whom he was discussing the condition of his mother. at that point we're told that policestarted to build their presence outside the hospital. began a tactical situation, bringing in s.w.a.t. team officers, trying to assess the situation and ahort time before they were able to make any sort of moves, they were able to tell by looking into the room that the man and his mother o was a patient in
NBC
Sep 10, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. >> come sunday, they belong to us. we have a new coach. we have new players. and we're going to beat the cowboys. no ifs, ands or buts about it. >> they have men or tormenters. they have their share of cowboy fans. also confident for a win. >> a win. 28-0. done. we own this here. 13 straight games. that's all i got to say. >> 50/50 redskins and cowboys. and we've got a bet going to see who is going, ending up coming to work on monday. because you know, it's a shame when you come in and your team lose. >> the big game kicks off at 8:20 sunday night. reporting from fed-ex field. elaine reyes, news4. >>> the redskins' cheerleaders traveled to new york to made an appearance on the "today" show. they also got to dance with the country band sugar band performed. >>> and you don't have to worry about getting home in your car if you take metro after the game. metro is staying open later and will add more cars to help fans get home after the game. the trains won't stop running until 1:00 on monday morning. >>> iyou can't make it to the game, tune in right here on nbc 4 to catch all the action
NBC
Sep 8, 2010 4:00pm EDT
afghanistan. he said if the koran burning does take place, images of the event will be used by extremist in afghanistan and around the world to inflame public opinion and incite violence. and an afghan cleric has a warning for americans everywhere. >> translator: if this happens, the first and most important reaction afterwards will be that wherever americans are seen, they will be killed. no matter where they will be in the world, they will be killed. >> nato has agreed with the warning from general petraeus saying, fwurburning the koran w jeopardize the safety of u.s. troops. >>> in our area, fairfax county police are going door to door warning neighbors and searching for clues following a sexual assault that happened at 4:30 this morning. it was near la vista drive and franconia road in the franconia area. a 23-year-old woman was assaulted while waiting at a neighborhood bus stop. >> we do believe at this point the attack was random. a woman standing at the bus stop waiting for the bus and someone approached her from behind and began to assault her. >> a man who was jogging by saw the wo
NBC
Sep 22, 2010 4:00pm EDT
pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski, will join us at 6:00 with more on the afghan strategy and woodward's new book. >>> president obama went to virginia to show case the benefits the health care act he signed into law six months ago. he held a discussion in the backyard of a resident's home in falls church there were about 20 people there. the preside announced that more provisions of the new health law kick in tomorrow. one provision lets children stay on their parents' insurance policies until they turn 26. another provision requires that insurers cover children with preexisting conditions. many of the people at today's events described how they have personally benefited from the health care changes. >>> we now know en d.c. school's chancellor michelle rhee and vincent gray are scheduled to meet. the "washington post" reports the lo-awaited meeting will happen tomorrow at noon in gray's office in the wilson building. rhee has come under fire by some, praised by others for firing teachers and principals the district. gray has said he will continue to pursue aggressive educatio
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. >> we're sizzling. veronica johnson tells us when we'll cool f. >> some extreme heat today. even a little humi at time, too. that was the early part of the day. we had a little humidity. some mistand fog across the area. but boy, oh, boy, we got to 98 degrees. 98, the last time we were at 98 so late in the year. it was ba in 1983. that was on september 10th. look at the temperatures. they've not dropped very much. 97 degrees. foggy ttom, you folks around takoma park, suit ladd maryland. alexandria at 97 degrees right now. tyson's corner at 96. you folks in montgomery county also at 96 degrees. so today is now our 66th day. 90 degrees or higher. we had 67 days in 1990. are we going to get any more 90s around here? that's my tease for u. we have a south westerly wind. you can see the front that came through and produced the flooding. it is to the west of our area. i'll tell you what we will have. temperatures on the good night forecast, 85 degrees by 7:00 p.m. skies will be clear. 67 by 11:00 p.m. for us, a dry day, a dry easy eveng. cooler conditions? perhaps much cooler contions on
NBC
Sep 28, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. pat colins is live on the scene for us. >> reporter: this is what u streetlooks like right now. it's shut down from ninth street allhe way to 14th street as police investigate this murder, this shting that happened here this afternoon. gun violence in broad daylight, in the middle of one of our city's most popular streets. one dead, one wounded a car overturned. suspects on the run. five blocks of u street closed wn as policenvestigate and look for clues. now this happened nearby the walker memorial baptist church as the funeral for ashley crea was coming to an end. hearow from police chief cathcatkathy lanier. >> there was a funeral in the 1300 block of u street that had just concluded. people were leaving from the funeral lining up for a processi procession. as that procession was lining up and about to leave the funeral area. there are some attende who walked down the street t get into their car, suspects approached the car and opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> with me now is brian weaver an anc commissioner. he was here having lunch when it all happened. brian, tell
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 4:00pm EDT
us some rain. >> meorologist veroca johnson is here with the latest. >> yeah, we needed it. we didn't get a lot though. only a few hundredths of an inch of rain. you can see on the map here, the mid-atlantic where most of the severe weather was. across new jersey, staten isnd area around new york city. also the southeast pocket of ohio there with nine tornado reports coming out o the area. now it is well south and east of the area so continuing clearing we'll have and it will be a cool night, too. still looking at some extremely dry conditions over eastern west virginia. pretty dry here. then severely dry conditns still downround culpeper, rappahanck and going over to the shenandoah valley. we need that rainfall. our radar currently is quiet. i know we've got the clouds out there but those clouds are moving out ofhere. we'll talk about the next rain chance coming up. our temperatures, nothing like yesterday. we got past 90 degrees. capitol hill at 79. trinidad, too. you folks in fairfax county, 74 degrees. a little cooler. then your warm spot is south. 82 now in leonardtown. co
NBC
Sep 23, 2010 4:00pm EDT
suspect using a knife to hole up a hair cuttery. police say mabry's crime spree started when he held up the cash and carry. in september they said he hit four salons including three hair utteries and a kfc/taco bell restaurant. he is still in jail with no bond. >>> we have some breaking news out of manassas, virginia, where firefighters are battling a three alarm blaze. this in the 8300 block of sumner lake. at least three town homes are going up in flame. it was initial lay two-alarm and it has been upgraded now again to three alarms. no word on anyone inside or any injuries. we'll bring you the latest later on. >>> a woman evicted from her northwest d.c. home is moving on after an outpouring of public support. eloisa diaz found her things put out on the street after lenny court battle over unpaid rent. she had so many thing it stretched for block. a local moving company hped her pack up yesterday after we aired her story on news4 today. we learned that city officials gave her a place to stay last night. we're told she also accepted some counseling that was offered to her. other viewer
NBC
Sep 1, 2010 4:00pm EDT
do you have for us there? >> guys, i was just making note of the fact that we're starting to get into the rush hour time here in the silver spring area. it's always a busy area to drive through and traffic, as well. but right now, things are starting to pick up as people start to come through this area and are blocked at many turns. we have a gentleman here with us, jim, who was just leaving work today. and you've been telling us that you're trying to figure out to get where you're going this afternoon, right? >> yeah.7á+zcd. >> if we can, we'll provide you the information at that time. >> [ inaudible ]. >> no, i can't. still on the first floor? >> [ inaudible ]. >> no. i can't answer that. there is still no confirmed injuries. no reports of any injuries that have been brought to my attention. >> are you afraid he'll hear about it and it will disturb negotiations? >> there are a couple different categories as far as information. some parts of this information we just don't know. some parts we don't want to release because it may affect how we're treating this situation. thank yo
NBC
Sep 21, 2010 4:00pm EDT
faster way to commute today, they're using a new version of the smart trip card called the charm card. it may be a chper option, even for commuters on metro. the charm card can be used on maryland's mtabus, subway and light rail system. the card wi also be accepted on metro and some regional buses, including ride on and the fairfax connecter. in turn, smart trip cards can be used wherever charm cards are accepted. the charm card will only cost 2.50. that's half the price of the smart trip card. you can buy them online for 10 bucks with 7.50 preloaded on the card. >>> the commute is looking easier for riders of the bus in prince georges county. operators of that service say most of its bus routes are back in service today. about 100 drivers went on strike last week, looking for better health insance, lunch breaks and better pay. the bus is currently using drivers from other jurisdictions. >>> stay right there, we have a lot more to come on news 4 at 4:00. the parents of the woman accused of faking an acid attack on herself are now speak out about the ordeal. ♪ >>> and a survival stor
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 4:00pm EDT
to go home. he never made it home. and justin isn't here with us no longer and we just hope and pray that whoever did this, whoever knows something should come forth. >> police say when they arrived at the scene, the teen's bike, wallet and other personal items were all missing. no word on a motive. >>> firefighters in fairfax county battled a two-alarm destroyed several townhome in herndon. it happened before 11:00 this morning at the election lakes complex. five homes burned. four of them had major damage. firefighters say windy conditions and vinyl siding caused it. there are no reports of any injuries. firefighters did rescue some dogs, cats and birds from the home. investigators are still trying to find out what caused the fire. >>> the woman who crashed her car into a building in northwest washington has been charged with driving while intoxicated. this crash happened last night. in adams morgan, where florida avenue, 18th street and u-street all intersect. sha meeka adams drove her car through the front of the restaurant. she was taken into custody moments later. two wome
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 4:00pm EDT
armed gunman and using everything from police cars to helicopters to armed vehicles. they are receiving assistance from state police. a woman who lives at the avalon apartments in bethesda tells news 4 around 7:20 this morning a woman ran door to door screaming for help saying someone was trying to shoot her. soon after police surrounded the avalon apartments. there were reports of at least one shot fired. montgomery county police say they know who their suspect is. their search to get him into custody led to closing of streets. they closed nearby exits to 270 and locked down walter johnson high school. people in live at the avalon were told to stay in their apartments and those who are out of their apartments were not let back in. >> they are not letting me go back in. i just want to go to work. >> tracee wilkins, news 4. >> joshua prince has been found. price, rather, found and arrested in pennsylvania. we have more on this breaking news story on a live report on news 4 at 5:00. >>> it is back to normal at the discovery channel. employees returned to work for the first time
NBC
Sep 3, 2010 4:00pm EDT
overnight but it is getting weak. doug kammerer joins us live now from ocean city. >> hello, guys. i'll tell you what. a much weaker storm. the good news for us, its too much going on out here right now. the surf, obviously very angry and a lot of people coming out to watch how big the waves are. they have been huge during the afternoon. i have to tell you they've started to decrease. high tide was about 15 minutes ago. we're starting to see that ocean recede a little bit and become a little less angry. one thing the life guards want you to know, the beach is open. the water, however, is closed out there right now. that's why you don't see anybody out there. they're not even letting surfers out there. earl now a category 1 storm with winds at 85 miles an hour, making its way toward the north and east and well away from our area. let's show you what is happening and you can see it on the infrared satellite picture. still, a very strong storm. still a hurricane but once again, weakening down to a category 1. it will continue to make its way to the east. here's the radar. again, most
NBC
Sep 2, 2010 4:00pm EDT
had four devices on him. there were two propane tanks, the kind you would use going camping. the propane tank hz pipe with shotgun shells attached. i had pipe bombs that contained fireworks type explosive. >> reporter: for nearly four hours, lee held a security guard and two employees hostage. when an nbc news producer called discovery's general line, lee picked up the telephone and started talking. >> i have a gun and i have a bomb. i have several bombs strapped to my body ready to go off. i have a device that if i drop it, if i drop it -- i'll explode. >> reporter: the stand-off came to an end when police say lee pointed a gun at the hostages, prompting s.w.a.t. team members to open fire. lee was killed. overnight, police continued to collect physical evidence in the building. officers could be seen in the lobby and searching the bushes around the entrance. as morning wore on, investigators loaded bags and boxes of evidence into a waiting van. a section of wayne avenue remains closed this morning while the building has been given the all-clear, police continue to control the lo
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 4:00pm EDT
metropolitan avenue and edgewood road. polic tell us the impact of the ash forced theictim on to nearby train tracks. service was halted for hours. the driver remaine on the scene. >> charlie mast is behind the wheel in the news 4 traffic network. >> we're looking live at the american legion bridge where you can see lots of volume on the outer loop beltway. you'll see very slow goin on the outer loop. normally start to see that delay coming around heading into silver springs. southbound 95, we' look live at the springfield interchange. delays heading down to newington. it's the hov lane where the accident blocks the left lane. there's a brief delay in the interchange to get past it. once you do, you're in much better shape. >> thanks, charlie. >>> president obama and democraticleaders won a round today in the battle over the economy. the president's small business bill is now speeding toward paage. but in this election year, congress is closelidy voided over what to do about the recession, and how to campaign for the midterm elections. today it all came down to a single vote. ste
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 4:00pm EDT
surpassing us, especially in math and science. >> reporter: the president kicked off the education nation summifrom the white house and included a go of recruit iing ience, technology, english and math teachers. policy makers and teachers discussed ways to fix a system that's failing too many kids. >> status quo isn't good enough. >> reporter: and not good enough for parents like cynthia williams. she became an edution advocate 20 years ago when her ildren began school. >> my kids didn't get the best education. now i know by the time they got to college, remedial courses. theyhad to take remedial courses. >> reporter: from school policy hurdles to teacher troubles. unions ce under trouble for negotiating contcts that make it difficult or virtually impossible to fire poor performing teachers. new jersey's governor says students continue to pay the price if unions don't look for compromise. >> until they come along either willingly or being dragged along this isn't going to change. >> reporter: call for innovation and renewed dedication to give students a better path to success. michelle fr
NBC
Sep 29, 2010 4:00pm EDT
the ea. meanwhile, points south of us, they've been getting heavy rain. miami, florida, look at the rainfall, 4.12 inches of rain. that's pretty common in areas of southern florida. so where is this system right now? well, it's between cuba and miami right now. it's just on the south side. so they've been getting the heavy rain working right up on the atlantic side of florida, even rain coming into areas like jacksonville, florida. you can see that onshore circulation from palm bay down to miami. now, that's assocated with tropical storm nicole that got named shortly after 11:00 a.m. this morning but look at the rain around north carolina. that's a separate low pressure system. and at's what's going to be aiding in our troubles here, the fact that we're getting really soaked right now, som of those spots down south. so then we're going to see training tomorrow with areas getting just soaked and then soaked again. one to two inchesnd the another one to two inches. this goes down through north carolina. so here' what we're thinking. round one tonight with heavy rain, ssible flooding a
NBC
Sep 13, 2010 4:00pm EDT
drivers who use the 14th street bridge. new traffic patternsow in effect the entire left shoulder of theridge is now closed for traffic, coming into the city. there is still one far left lane that will allow cmmuters to exit on to the memorial bridge before the work zone. four lanes turning right will also remain open. d-dot tells us this new parking marks the halfway point for completion of the bridge project. >>> well, let's head to the roads and see how the rush hour is looking this afternoon. >> it's monday and that mean ck to work. how are we rolling? >> reporter: we are starting off with big delays this afternoon. it is a pretty nasty afternoon out there. especially for monday. let take a look at the roadways. capital beltway, goodness gracious. outer loop is inching along, leaving 270 heading do clear past the dulls toll road, into tyson satisfies what we're looking at. the inner loop of the beltway, let's follow it through bethesda. you can see it is jammed up as you make your approach toward old georgetown road toward connecticut avenue. a lile bit ofÑi improvement but n
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